Crispy Butterscotch Cookies - Carolina Country

Crispy Butterscotch Cookies

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Crispy Butterscotch Cookies

An often overlooked flavor, a mention of butterscotch may conjure fond memories of pudding cups and hard candies. Forgo your oh-so-common chocolate chip cookies for these rich, crispy butterscotch beauties loaded with chips. And don't forget the milk!


  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon of salt

  • 2 large eggs 

  • 1 cup softened butter or margarine

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup of sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 bag (10–12 ounce) butterscotch chips

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl.

  3. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, butter, sugars and vanilla extract until creamy.

  4. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix well. Stir in the butterscotch chips and nuts.

  5. Drop by rounded tablespoon or roll in balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Leave room for spreading.

  6. Bake for 9–12 minutes or until golden; cool on baking sheet.

Recipe courtesy of

Andrea Kyker of Franklinville, a member of Randolph EMC.

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Comments (2)

  • I made these this week and followed the directions to a tee. After baking the first batch, which did not splay out like shown in the photo, I used a spatula to pre-press the next batch before baking. Again, they did not spread out. The cookie is good, but I was really looking forward to it being crispy and more flattened. Mine turned out soft.

    Debra Brenner |
    October 08, 2022 |

    • Hi Debra!
      Sorry to hear the cookies weren't as crispy as you'd anticipated. Could be a number of things going on, from adding a bit too much flower to using butter that was too cold...did you preheat the oven? We're glad they did taste good at least!

      Carolina Country |
      October 10, 2022 |

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